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AG opinion in Hinkley Point C state aid challenge

Thanks to Tim Johnston, Brick Court Chambers for sending in this comment on the AG opinion in Case C-594/18 P On 7 May 2020 Advocate General Hogan handed down his Opinion in Case C-594/18 P, Austria’s challenge to the European … Continue reading

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Covid-19 State aid measures

For those of you interested in Covid-19 State aid measures, Oxera has recently published two articles on the subject, with practical guidance. These are available here: https://www.oxera.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Oxera-COVID19-1.pdf https://www.oxera.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Practical-guidance-on-the-new-State-aid-rules-on-public-recapitalisations-1.pdf

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Is there any scope for agreement between the EU and UK on subsidies?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the gap between the EU’s position and that of the UK on level playing field commitments, and in particular State aid, is the largest obstacle to the conclusion of a final relationship agreement … Continue reading

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UK subsidy control after Brexit: reading list

We are looking forward to seeing many UKSALA members at the seminar on Wednesday hosted by Shearman and Sterling, on the subject of UK subsidy control after Brexit (details here). The event is now full but there is a waiting … Continue reading

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House of Lords EU Internal Market subcommittee launches short inquiry on LPF commitments with focus on State aid

The House of Lords EU Internal Market subcommittee has launched an inquiry into level playing commitments in the EU/UK post-transition agreements.  The announcement made the following observations: – Background The Commission’s draft mandate for negotiations with the UK shows that … Continue reading

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Study on State aid and the use of cooperation tools

As some of you may be aware, a study is in hand on State aid and the use of judicial cooperation tools. The survey response is going well. Arranging phone interviews with judges who have experience of State aid cases has, however, … Continue reading

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State-aid handcuffs in Brexit backstop?

Lewis Crofts and Matthew Holehouse from MLex have written an interesting article about the State aid provisions in the Brexit backstop, which can be read here: MLex_Content For further discussion on this hot topic of State aid after Brexit, we hope … Continue reading

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Brexit: Implications for State aid

The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU has the potential to have a major impact on State aid law.  We will explore those implications on this website and in future events (and please do blog on this website or send … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn’s speech: State aid aspects

For a number of reasons, I don’t think I would have predicted a year ago that this blog would ever feature a speech by Jeremy Corbyn.  But we live in unusual times. In his speech today calling for the UK … Continue reading

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Joint seminar with Berlin Roundtable for State aid law

The first ever UKSALA seminar to be held jointly with the Berliner Gesprächskreis zum Europäischen Beihilfenrecht (Berlin Roundtable for State aid law) will take place in Berlin on the auspicious date of 24 June 2016 (the day after the EU … Continue reading

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